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Mankato Bluegrass Band Useful Jenkins To Play The Aquarium In January


Promoter Jade Presents has announced that Useful Jenkins will play The Aquarium in downtown Fargo on January 16, 2019.

Based in Mankato, MN, Useful Jenkins is a contemporary acoustic band with a foundation rooted in bluegrass and readily taps into other genres, such as folk, funk, rock, and hip hop. Their music generates emotion and sends a message to a wide range of listeners, giving them an eclectic group of followers from all walks of life.

The band is a 4 piece at its core (bass, lead acoustic, rhythm acoustic, mandolin) and has currently been integrating the violin as a fifth melodic layer. 4-part vocal harmonies accompany the wall of stringed instruments, leaving listeners with a strong, clean, and unique sound. Useful Jenkins thrives on energy; they flourish in the moment and have an unmatched resonance with the crowd.

Formed as a five-piece band in 2007, Useful Jenkins remained under-the-radar during their first few years performing. Open mic’s and campfire jams were their sources of inspiration, which allowed them to form a strong and intimate bond between band members and fans alike. As their message grew, so did the network of friends who supported their direction.

In February of 2009, the band released its first full-length album Fast Eddie which was the catalyst for their initial, and continued success in the Minnesota music-festival scene. Their second album, Festival Express, was released in September of 2012. It provided a more dynamic sound by capturing the raw bluegrass elements of Fast Eddie and combining them with funk and soul.

If You Go


THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2020 | 7 P.M. DOORS | 8 P.M. SHOW | 21+

THE AQUARIUM | 226 Broadway N, Fargo, ND 58102

Tickets on sale Friday, December 6, 10 a.m. A special online-only presale takes place Thursday, December 5, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with an exclusive password from the Jade Presents app.

General admission tickets $12 in advance; $15 day-of-show. Additional fees may apply.

Event link: https://jadepresents.com/event/2020-useful-jenkins-fargo/